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Seen or placed as a silhouette:‘the old windmill stood out in silhouette against the sky’
- ‘The opening moment, when a dot of light expands to fill the stage and reveal a child's rocking horse in silhouette, is not just fabulous to watch but underlines Quixote's childlike nature and the sense that all life is an illusion.’
- ‘And it was beautiful, as you could see all the way to Whitby, crystal clear with no shimmer or haze; the pier and the Abbey were caught in silhouette, so sharply defined that by illusion they appeared quite near.’
- ‘In these two paintings, the women are depicted impressively in silhouette, just with brownish-black faces without details of eyes, noses and mouths.’
- ‘In the foreground on the left, Babu has painted a galloping horse in silhouette, a series of four movements which culminate in the animal standing still.’
- ‘He stood in silhouette in the doorframe, head down, leaning against the side as if exhausted.’
- ‘Connie sashays to the doorway where she stands in silhouette for a long, luxurious moment.’
- ‘There, standing in silhouette against a backdrop of open sky and sweeping land, stood a man and his dog.’
- ‘Using the giraffe as a starting point, the logo is rendered in silhouette, and the pattern on its hide is used for abstract decoration.’
- ‘He had his picture taken and reproduced in silhouette for a brochure put out by a contractor he was working for.’
- ‘In some of the pictures the sun was behind the object being photographed, yet the details of those objects facing the camera, which should have been in silhouette, were clear and well-lit.’
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